Best Optometrists near me in Columbia, TN

8 Optometrists near me in Columbia, TN – map location, contacts, real reviews, rating. Eye examinations, a wide selection of lenses and eyeglass frames from the world's leading manufacturers.

Rating updated: October 02, 2023

Pearle Vision

10 reviews


1301 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-388-9041

Cheek's Optical

10 reviews


1922 Shady Brook St, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-388-2061


1922 Shady Brook St, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-381-7053

Essential Eyes

10 reviews


1940 Shady Brook St, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-380-2660

Family Eye Care

10 reviews


403 N Garden St, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-380-2020


2200 Brookmeade Dr, Columbia, TN 38401


Eyecare Plus Columbia

10 reviews


816 S James Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-540-0700


2200 Brookmeade Dr, Columbia, TN 38401

+1 931-388-4008

Who is an optometrist and what does he or she do?

Optometry is a branch of ophthalmology that specializes in methods of correcting vision using optometric aids. An optometrist is a specialist who determines the degree of vision impairment and prescribes corrective aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

What is the difference between the profession of an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? An optometrist only provides initial diagnosis and can only treat refractive errors with conservative methods.

What does an optometrist do?

Functionality: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services. Include: eye examinations, selection of types of vision correction (glasses, lenses), recommendations on eyeglass lens designs and contact lens materials, and advanced medical services.

Why do eyeglasses cost so much?

Eyeglasses are a complex optical device that is manufactured with high-precision equipment. Often expensive materials are used for the glasses. All of this explains why eyeglasses can be expensive.

What should you do before buying glasses?

Let's look at what to look for when buying eyeglasses. The first is, of course, quality. The second is the choice of lenses of glasses. Here we focus attention on the material: they can be either glass or plastic. The third is the choice of frames.

What's the difference between expensive glasses and cheap glasses for vision?

The quality and accordingly the price of the lens depends on the presence of coatings on the lenses. The higher the price, the more coatings on the lens. Coatings make our vision more comfortable. Lens manufacturers do not stand still and improve the quality of lenses.

How do I know which glasses fit my face?

It's best if the width of the frame is equal to or slightly larger than the widest part of your face. The upper line of the frames should coincide with the line of eyebrows. Smooth shapes of glasses will emphasize rounded curves of the face. To emphasize high cheekbones choose the "butterfly" or "cat-eye" glasses.

Where can I see better with glasses or contact lenses?

With lenses, you can see better, so it turns out that extra obstacles don't distort the image. Lenses don't shed dust, don't catch glare from the sun and don't distort peripheral vision-no matter where we look, the image stays sharp.

Top Reviews

Stacy Slabaugh  |  Rating: 3  |  Mallard Eye Care- Columbia

The doctors here are good .the staff is very friendly. My only problem is with how they now bill you my vision benefits says 10.00 copay and now their office says since im diabetic they need to charge me 50.00 copay which is bs since i only had regular eye exam nothing please ask questions ahead of time to make sure you are prepared

Rick Neeley  |  Rating: 5  |  Essential Eyes

I have followed Dr. Sneed from place to place over the years and am so glad he has his own practice now. I have total trust in Dr. Sneed as he has seen me through some scary times with my eyes. Sabrina at the front desk is a jewel and a joy. I have referred several friends and family members and they all love this place. Best eye care in and around Columbia from caring professionals.

Nannette Garrett  |  Rating: 5  |  Eyecare Plus Columbia

I have been seeing eye doctors since I was 8 years old, over 55 years. They are always prompt to get me an appointment, prompt to see me when I get there. They are pleasant to work with. They have gone out of their way to get me the lowest co-pay possible, and they have helped me find programs when my medications were more expensive than I can afford. I think they are just great!

Vickie Hinson  |  Rating: 5  |  Essential Eyes

My husband and I both love coming here to get our eye exams. They are so kind and take time to answer all questions. We have never had a problem with our prescriptions from them, unlike other places we’ve gone to in the past. We will never go anywhere else!

Erin Duncan  |  Rating: 1  |  Eyecare Plus Columbia

Had been a patient for several years before I realized they SIGNIFICANTLY overcharge for contacts. I went to get my yearly exam where they had a "deal" for that and a $100 credit towards contacts. After my credit, it was going to be ANOTHER $74 for a 6 month supply, I paid without even thinking. Then when I went to pick it up they said I had a balance STILL of $29, I said I'd already paid. And then I started thinking about it and they were charging over $100 per box of contacts, I looked it up and these sell for $20-30 per box online. That's just ridiculous! The girl said "well, we are a private practice" That's just insane! I'll never be going back after realizing they'd been scamming me for years.

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